Lagging and missing keystrokes
For several months now, I frequently have problems where two main issues occur, which feel related:
1) After Effects is still processing a command, usually moving keyframes, where I place the keyframe, release my mouse button, move my mouse, and then the keyframe jumps to the new location of my mouse instead. Like it never registered the original placement of the keyframe and lagged.
2) Often doesn't register keystrokes. This applies to both typing in text layers, and also just general keyboard shortcut commands. It results frequently in text missing letters that just never registered as I was typing, or having to repeatedly enter my keyboard shortcuts before AE executes it.
I am on a Mac Pro (2013), and this has been the case in both Catalina and the previous version, and in both AE 2019 and 2020. I most frequently work in Team Projects if that makes a difference in trouble shooting.
Anyone with an idea what's wrong, please help!
Adam Porter commented
Update: It appears this must have something to do with text rendering.
If there is text anywhere in the comp, working anywhere near that text causes my system to grind to a halt, experiencing the above problems. This occurs with many fonts, including Adobe Fonts.
I just tested this theory out. Taking one of my laggy comps, deleting all text from the comp, and it flies.